Saturday, November 30, 2019

Fuzzy Bunny / Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!
Sarah here this morning to share a new layout with you for Bella Blvd. This week we were to find different ways to journal on our layouts. For me this was a bit hard because I don't usually journal on the front of my layouts. I usually write on the back of my layout or on a piece of paper and stick it to the back of my layout. I'm not big on my hand writing.
So, when I decided to do this layout, I thought that I would journal on the leaves. But I decided against that when I started folding them and adding the gold around the edges. It got to messing. But looking back on t now, I think that would have really Maybe next time, hu?
Well I started this layout with a white background and started playing with some gold spray, while I let the background dry, I decided to add some more gold to all the leaves I had already cut out. I chose leaves because they felt like fall, but the colors were still fantastically bright, so I went with it.
I didn't add any layering behind my photo when I put it on my background. I wanted the leaves to be the embellishments on the layout.So once I had my photo down, I started to layer sliding the leaves under the sides of the photo. Once I had the first layer where I wanted them, I stuck them down and started on the next layer. Placing them here and there, till I was happy with how they looked and stuck them down and moved to the next layer, until I had them all down.

I liked the look of the gold spray on the background showing threw, so I played along those lines to do my journaling. Like I said, this inst something I normally do, so I thought keeping it small and not clustered together might make it easier on me.

  When I had my journaling done, I added my title with two different colors of Florence alphas. Just a simple title, Fuzzy bunny. The I remembers some of the extra pretties that go along with the Squeeze the day collection and I pulled them out too! I love the epoxy hearts and matte enamel dots, I don't think I could ever have enough of them. If I didn't watch myself I would have already used them all! Like I said, I pulled those out and started placing some of them in the centers of some of my leaves and tucking some here and there under other leaves.
I decided at this point that I wanted there to be something other than just a while background, so I decided to do a bit of ripping and cutting of the sides of the white cardstock, ruffle it up some and add a piece of Bella Besties behind it. I went with the gulf color, I mean blue is one of my favorite colors,lol. And then I was done. I hope you enjoyed this layout!

Squeeze the day collection: 6x6  paper pad, Doohickey sticker sheet, Epoxy hearts, Matte enamels-Fruity mix
Bella Besties freehand:
 6x6 paper pad, 12x12 Graph and dots-Gulf
Florence Alpha Stickers: Punch, Black

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Embrace - 12x12 layout/ Bella BLVD DT

Good morning everyone!!

I am here today and I wanted to share a new layout with you. Is anyone else ready for fall? I sure am!! It is so hot outside, but I was so happy to see that the leaves on the trees are starting to chance and I am full and ready to embrace that change!! I am so ready for hot cocoa, boots, sweaters and scarfs!! And the leaves changing color means that its on its way!

I had my picture printed, pulled out the lovely Let's go on an Adventure collection by Bella Blvd, pulled papers that were green and brown. Then I pulled embellishments that were green, brown and orange. And with that color scheme, I realized that these cute little fox would work great on this layout!
I cut my papers, laid them out and started to layer embellishments where I wanted them. Tucking things here and there. I was liking the way it look, but there was just to much white space. I left it where it was, because it was lunch time and my toddler needed her lunch follower by frozen yogurt, lol and came back to it later.
So I sat her up with her coloring next to me,after lunch and yogurt. Pulled the layout back out. I decided I wanted to add some color to the background. Not only would this help the acrylic word "embrace" stand out, but it would let the whole layout pop! I pulled out my Illustrated Faith acrylic paints, pulled the orange out and out some on my acrylic block. I sprayed my cardstock with my spray bottle and then started to platter my layout with the orange pain. I even let my daughter help some. She said it looked like fun. lol
I colored with her while I let my layout dry. Once it was dry, I started to glue down the layers and pieces that I had in the first place. She helped me put the foxes on and then started to add my stickers to her coloring book. I tucked a few more pieces, glued down the "embrace" acrylic word and it was done. I turned it over and taped a piece of paper to the back with some journaling on it, describing my feeling of happieness about fall coming and about my little helping me with my layout.
Thank you so much for stopping by to see what I created today and I hope you have a great rest of your week!!

Let's go on an Adventure collection: Boarders paper, Daily details paper, Ephemera icons, Ephemera words, Epoxy icons, Doohickey stickers, Ciao Chip icons
Acrylic words: Embrace today
Home Sweet home collection: Ciao Chip icons
Illustrated  Faith: Studio acrylic paints, Shanna's Favorites

Friday, September 6, 2019

Sweet sweet summer / Bella Blvd

Good morning everyone!!
I'm here this morning sharing a new layout that I made with the new Squeeze the day collection from Bella Blvd. 
This week my assignment was to scrapbook summer memories. And that's just what I did with this goofy picture of my daughter.
 We have a summer tradition of going to our local zoo every summer, sweating down like crazy while walking around looking at the animals and stopping at every mister around the zoo as we go lol. So by the end we look completely sloppy, but we have had a blast with each other

I started my layout with a sheet of white cardstock, I had already decided I wanted to go for a grid design, so I chose a few patterned paper from the Squeeze the day collection and the Bella Besties collection. I laid them out on my layout and pulled out the ephemera words and icons from the Squeeze the day collection.

I have been eyeing all the cute little rainbows in this collection and I thought this would be a great layout to use them on. I pulled a bunch of the rainbows from the packs, some from the sticker sheet and a few tags along with those and started layering them in the squares.

Once I had everything layered on the separate squares, I went to ruffling all the edges up and adding 3D foam adhesive and popping a few things up. I pulled some crape paper from my scrappy stash and added some coming out from under one of the rainbows, around one of the scalloped circle stickers and to the left, behind my photo. I thought it added some good texture. I thought there was to much white and there was enough room to cut it off and add a pop of something else. I pulled some papers from Bella besties, laid them behind my layout till I decided on one. I cut 3 of the sides down and added my Punch paper to the left of my layout and was done.

Squeeze the day collection: 6x6 paper pad, Daily Details 12x12 paper, Ephemera Icons, Ephemera Words, Doohickey sticker sheet, Ciao Chip icons
Bella Besties collection: 6x6 paper pad, Graph and dot 12x12 Punch paper

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series - September 2019!

Good morning planner friends! 
I'm here this morning to share with you my September monthly planner spread using Paper Sweeties planner stamps and some bits and pieces from my stash.
I started out by stamping in the things I knew I had planned already this month. I added a reminder for bill paying, design team projects due, our fun pizza night and a few other things. My planner stamps for Paper Sweeties make it really easy every month.

I know I have a few doctors appointments to add in there that weren't scheduled when I made this, but are in there now, hoping to add some more updated with my weekly spreads through out the month, if things calm down, lol. Life is crazy, but I love it all!

Once I had everything I already new I had planned, stamped out I moved on to jotting a few things in and on to making things pretty.

I just got some new orange and white stripped washi and wanted to use it so I grabbed that and some bits and pieces left from a Bella Blvd collection I had and added some pretties. I didn't go to crazy adding things, because I knew there were going to be things that I had to add through the month.  I was happy with my start for September and will add more as I go. 
Make sure to head over to Paper Sweeties and check out the planner stamps and all the other pretty stamps that are in the shop!!
Make sure to pop over to the rest of the planner teams blogs and see what they are sharing in their planners this month too!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Lilian Forsyth 

Monday, August 26, 2019

Fruity little love / Bella Blvd DT

Good morning everyone!!
Today I'm sharing a layout with you for the Bella Blvd design team and my assignment this week was to use at least 4 different washi tapes on a layout. My problem was finding just 4 lol.
Well I finally found the 4 that I wanted to use, I already had an idea of what I wanted to do, so I cut out a cut-file and then went to covering it with the washi tapes I had chosen. I used some of the new ones from the Squeeze the day collection and a few others I had in my stash of Bella goodies. 
I grabbed the Bella Besties and went through them, trying to find just the right color for my background and landed on bell pepper. I loved the brightness it brought to the layout and I wanted this layout to be fun and bright, just like my little goofy girl in the pictures. 
I laid my cut-file on the background I had chose, backed my photos and then decided I wanted something to the right of my layout, a way to use another washi. So I grabbed one of my punched and cut a boarder down the side and laid a few strips of break rules washi and attached it to the bell pepper paper. 
Once I did that, I backed my photos with some white cardstock, tucked them into my cut-file and then went to playing with all the fun embellishments that came along with the Squeeze the day collection
I tucked some of the fruit ephemera around the layout, making little clusters and then moved on to the word ephemera and added bits and pieces of those around the layout as well. 
I pulled some of the Heart hugs out and used some of the enamel dots off the sheet and placed them around the layout, played with a few of the stickers from the Doohicky sticker sheet and then jumped into the ciao chips and epoxy icons.
Those are just so stinking cute!! I pulled some of the Florence and Wonky alphas and finished off my title and was finished with the layout!
I cant wait to play even more with this collection! Its so bright and playful and there are so many things you can do with it!  
I hope you come back and check out what I get up to with this collection and others from Bella, you can check me out on instagram too, to see more of what I do!

Squeeze the day collection: Ephemera Icons, Ephemera words, Doohicky sticker sheet, Ciao Chip icons, Epoxy Icons, Fresh and Fab washi, Sweetness washi
Ice dot washi, Break rules washi
Bella Besties Graph and Dot: Bell Pepper
Heart Hugs: Black and white
Florence alphas: Black
Wonky alphas: Pickle Juice

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Paper Sweeties and Pink & Main blog hop!!

Good morning everyone!!
Today is the Paper Sweeties and Pink & Main Joint  Blog Hop!! And on top of that its Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday!!
I'm sharing a layout today using Pink & Main products and they are just so cute!! On the plus, I found some older pictures of one of my boys from a past birthday and thought I would use those to play with this collection.
I started by cutting my pictures into circles and adding some of the pink and main papers as a mat behind them in a bit bigger circle.

I placed the photos and there mats around the cardstock where I wanted them and then decided that I wanted to keep the circle theme going. I grabbed the Pink & Main papers and started running them through my die cutting machine, making them different sizes. 
I ruffed up the sides of all the circles, to add some texture to the layout. I laid them around the layout, I moved them around here and there, couldn't quite figure out where I wanted them, so I swiped them all off the layout and moved on to making the title.

 I used the B side of one of the papers from the pack and cut happy birthday out as the shadow and then the more intricate happy birthday to layer on top. I stuck them together and then popped them up on some 3d foam and added it to the layout. 

Once I had that on there I decided to pop some of the other circles up on 3d foam and then add some of the others on there as well. I placed them here and there and then grabbed the beautiful glossy dots and added them around the layout as well. I splattered some shimmerz from my stash over the layout and was done.
Thanks so much for coming by and checking out my layout and make sure to check out the rest of the design teams projects too along with the Pink & Main girls as well!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties August 2019 New Release Rewind!

Good morning everyone!!
Today is the rewind and I wanted to share my week in my planner this month. 
I always change up my planer, I use to have to have it where the entire month was the same collection all the way through, but I realized I wasn't happy with that. What if I was using a collection that wasn't good for some occasion that we were celebrating, so I decided to use whatever I want on the week I'm working on, so that I'm happy with it. And I did that this week.
I used bits and pieces from a few different collections and manufactures and I was really happy with the way this turned out.
This week was one of my daughters birthdays, I know I've said that a bunch, but its a big thing in our family lol. We had a blast, more importantly, she had a blast!
I started with washi where I wanted it. I liked the bright color and then some polkadots in there. Love me some polkadots!
I stamped a little here and there, cut out a bunch of cute cupcakes and them moved to adding color to those. I love that you can chose the color of frosting and the cupcake holder, it adds more to the spread over all.
I added a few photos, and started to add more around them and build from there.
I added some chipboard pieces, cute little words, I love that I can use my stash for this! The colors all worked great together and then I continued to build more on my spread, adding more washi, cupcakes and word stickers. 
I finished my spread by adding a little envelope so that I could slide a card in with some little bits about the day, so that not only I would remember it but that she would have it to look at later in life. About the day she had with so much of her friends and family around.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I did today, make sure to check out the rest of the Paper Sweeties team and see what they did today as well!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Amanda Bodine ---> August Guest Designer
Diane Hover
Karen Bull 
Karen Letchworth